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The governors of the University of Copenhagen commission Jude Thaddeus, cf. A105, Andrew, cf. A108 og Christ on the Road to Calvary, cf. A560, plus Martin Luther, A188 and Philipp Melanchton, A161. Four statues of prophets are also commissioned but not executed.

Primary sources

  • Thiele IV, p. 42-44.

Other references

  • Else Kai Sass: Thorvaldsens Portr√¶tbuster, Copenhagen 1963-65, Vol. II, p. 360-366, 368 and 387 (mentions the portrait bust of Martin Luther).

Last updated 16.06.2014